|Demerit point system for Graduated Driver Licensing
Demerit points are recorded against an operators licence.
- When a total of four or more but less than eight points have accumulated, you are mailed a courtesy notice of point standing.
- When an accumulation of eight or more points occurs within a two-year period, your licence is automatically suspended for one month.
- When the suspension is the second demerit suspension within one year, your licence is suspended for three months and you will be directed to appear before the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.
- When the suspension is the third or more demerit suspension within two years, your licence is suspended for six months.
- When a demerit point suspension has been served, the licence is reinstated with three points. These points remain on your record until a period of two years from the assessed date has passed.
- When two years have elapsed from the date of a conviction, the number of points assessed for that conviction are removed from your record. Remember, the date of conviction is the date that you actually pay your fine or are found guilty in absence, not the date that you received the fine.
- If a defensive driving course has been successfully completed prior to accumulating eight or more points, a maximum of three demerit points may be removed from a driving record once every two years.
The demerit point schedule is applicable to GDL drivers. In addition to the demerits above for all drivers, the following also apply but only to GDL drivers.